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Asphalt Article February 09, 2017
State DOTs have a primary responsibility to maximize the return on investment from the considerable public funds spent to build and maintain their highways and interstates.   To manage the long-term costs of its aging inventory of concrete pavements, the Washington State Department of...
Asphalt Article February 09, 2017
Asphalt pavements are inherently sustainable. A fully reusable material, more than 99% of asphalt pavement removed during maintenance and repair activities can be reclaimed for use in new pavements. During the 2015 construction season, a total of 78 million tons of asphalt pavement was reclaimed...

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Asphalt News December 07, 2016
The Lake County (Ill.) Division of Transportation has been working with the Village of Deerfield and the City of Highland Park to reconstruct Deerfield Road in Deerfield and resurface Deerfield Road in Highland Park.   The project began last February and the roadwork in Deerfield is nearly complete...
Asphalt Products October 26, 2016
GSSI's PaveScan RDM asphalt density assessment tool provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement life and quality. The system is ideal for uncovering problems that occur during the paving process, including poor uniformity and significant variations in density. PaveScan automatically...
Asphalt News October 07, 2016
With more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce trained and 120 live courses, TC3’s training can impact you and your organization. Both of these courses are available at no cost and are a part of the newly launched Maintenance Training Series.   Base and Subbase Stabilization and Repair...
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
The Volvo DD25B double-drum compactor is powered by a 3-cylinder engine that meets strict Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without the need for an after-treatment system. The new DD25B, designed with the Volvo D1.7A Tier 4 Final 25-hp engine, reduces particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx)....
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
Powered by a Volvo 235 hp Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the tracked P7110 and wheeled P7170 are more fuel efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions. The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption,...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series provides participants with an introduction to the Pavement Preservation Treatment Construction Guide so that they can use it to better familiarize themselves with general information on pavement preservation concepts and techniques.   The...
Asphalt Products July 21, 2016
Ravel Check rejuvenation/preservation liquid is an asphalt-based emulsion with penetrating chemistry and asphalt resins designed with Lock the Rock technology to rejuvenate, preserve and restore asphalt-based pavements. Designed to rejuvenate oxidized raveling roads or apply to preserve new asphalt...
Asphalt Article June 07, 2016
The use of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) in asphalt mixes is on the rise.   A recent survey conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) showed that RAS use reached 1.9 million tons nationwide in 2014, an increase of nearly 180% since 2009. While reducing material costs for...
Asphalt Article June 07, 2016
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is working towards going “all in” on intelligent compaction (IC).   IC is viewed as a means to improve contractor quality control on the compaction of asphalt pavements, thus leading to longer-lasting pavements. In addition, as the process...
Asphalt Article June 07, 2016
They did not travel long distances to see the weeping track. In fact, I doubt many racing fans in the New York region saw the strange phenomenon.   Asphalt pavement weeping happens when moisture collects in the sub-base and is pushed to the surface through a crack. Water on a racetrack is bad...
Asphalt News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
Asphalt Article April 08, 2016
When the asphalt surface of U.S. 412 in southern Missouri required pavement preservation to repair cracking and increasing roughness, the project was scoped using diamond grinding as the primary preservation treatment.   Diamond grinding is a pavement preservation technique that improves pavement...
Asphalt Article April 08, 2016
From the semi-arid northern plains to the humid subtropical piney woods, Texas’ sprawling network of roads—nearly 700,000 lane-miles of them—span multiple climates.   The temperature and landscape variances over such a vast area can wreak havoc on roadway maintenance. Many shortcomings arise when...
Asphalt Products April 04, 2016
Kold-Flo pourable crack filler is a modified asphalt emulsion crack filler and sealer that is suitable for repairing cracks in roads, pavements, driveways, concrete foundations, parking lots and other asphalt or concrete surfaces. It is a cost-effective and fast-curing asphalt crack repair solution...
Asphalt Products March 28, 2016
The new Super 2000-3i asphalt paver from Vögele elevates asphalt paving to a new level of performance. The 10-ft tracked Super 2000-3i replaces the Vision 5200-2i, and features a basic width of 10 ft and a maximum paving width of 28 ft, with a top placement rate of 1,540 tph. The tracked Super 2000...
Asphalt News March 24, 2016
It took five departments and 2,000 gal of water to extinguish an asphalt plant fire at Rupp Construction in Marshville, Ohio, this past spring. No employees or firefighters were injured.   One of the greatest hazards in handling hot asphalt is exposure to a source of ignition. Asphalt combustion...
Asphalt Article March 24, 2016
The first project, from Ken Maril Road (in Ames) to Iowa 210, was a hot-mix asphalt resurfacing project, which involved a full-depth reclamation of the asphalt road which dated back to 1929. Contractor Manatts Inc., who was awarded the $5.9 million project, milled off 6-8 in. of the existing...
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